I know I’ve hit the truth
when the tears come.

“Out of perfection
nothing can be made.
Every process involves
breaking something up.
The earth must be broken
to bring forth life.
If the seed does not die,
there is no plant.
Bread results
from the death of wheat.
Life lives on lives.
Our own life
lives on the acts
of other people.
If you are lifeworthy,
you can take it.”
Joseph Campbell, “A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living.”